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Sunday, 24 October 2021

Wish Big Eclipse

Another Eclipse style card I made a few weeks ago for a male birthday using an old Kanban stamp and a scrap of design paper I had.  Not sure the recipient needed to wish for this car as I think he had one at some point!!

The 'BIG' letters are a Marianne die set - CR1513.

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Lavinia Lodge

I love these new dwelling images from Lavinia Stamps especially as I could do a little colouring with my Copics and then do a little inking.  The trees are all the same stamp - Fairy Fir Tree - I just masked off the bottom for the one by the lodge and masked off the lodge itself to position it behind.  I used Versafine Clair Morning Mist for the inking along with some of Lavinia's Acetate masks for landscaping.  There was a little Twilight ink left on the acetate which has given this green/grey background which I think was a happy accident.

I am definitely going to make a few more of these for Christmas.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

We're using Dies and Punches at Passion for Markers

It's new challenge day at Passion for Markers and our theme this week is Dies and/or Punches.  

Well, I grabbed my Marianne Dies (of course) and also found this little lovely looking for some love in my printed images. This is Little Elf Tippi from Mo's Digital Pencil.  It seemed the right thing to frame him with the Lantern Die from Marianne Designs - full list of dies I used below.

Marianne Dies Used

Lantern Die - LR0669
Star Frame Die Set - CR1226
Hanging Baubles - LR0682

Our sponsors this week are the fabulous Dies To Dies for and they're offering the lucky winner a £15 voucher to spend in the store!

Look forward to visiting you and seeing your lovely creations!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 16 October 2021

A Red Frost

I'm a bit late posting this today but had a call to arms!  

So, this is Frost from Mo's Digital Pencil  but in some unfrosty colours  - we actually had our first frost here yesterday morning!  

I've coloured her with copics  - R89/R39/R29/R27.

The frame is a fabulous Marianne one - LR0627 - and the papers are a great pad  of 12x12  Christmas papers from The Works.

That's me for now - looking forward to a bit of Strictly tonight - and we have Holly and Violet sleeping over, yayyyyhhh!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 10 October 2021

A Snowy Alpine Scene

This is my latest project for Marianne Designs using their fab new Gondola and Forest Horizon die release.  I've teamed these up with some older stamps and dies - mix and match, people, and show your older stash the light of day!
Full list of products used below and you can also read a full walk through on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.

Tiny’s Gondola – LR0734 - NEW!
Tiny’s Forest Horizon – LR0735 - NEW!
Slimline Distressed Die Set – CR1569 - NEW!
Sparkling Snow Papers – PB7062 - NEW!
Tiny’s Border Christmas Village – TC0867
Forest Trees – LR0556
Horizon Pine Trees – LR0283
Tiny’s Pine Trees – CR1287
Hello Fall Sentiment– MM1630

No sign of any snow here on the Lake District tops yet - positively balmy!

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 7 October 2021

A Christmas Eclipse Card

I've seen a few of this style of card around and about on social media, so looked up a few tutorials on YouTube and away I went.    This gorgeous new stamp from Marianne Designs was just perfect for the project too!   I stamped and coloured the image in first and then picked my letter dies and fixed them in place with low tack masking tape.  This was the scary bit - cutting the letters without them moving, especially after spending some time colouring!  The only problem I had was peeling off the masking tape after - despite it being low tack AND sticking it against my jeans before using AND peeling it off very gently, it still tore the top layer of paper off.  Hence, my use of Shabby White Frantage embossing powder.  I quite like the effect in the end,

Marianne Products Used

Poinsettia Stamp - MM1649- NEW!
Slimline Distressed Die Set - CR1569 - NEW!

Finally, I layered the image panel onto the Slimline Distressed die cut base and added some Crystal Stickles to the berries.

Oh and the letter Dies are by Christine Griffiths which I got from Craft Stash

Watch out for more of these, love them!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Red Gnome Day

Morning folks.  I hope we've all recovered after yesterday's social media outage!!  

Today's card is for the 'RED' challenge at Passion for Markers that starts today as set by our fab Lorraine.  We just want to see red somewhere on your card - Red corner to corner or a touch, you decide.

I love these gnomes from Mo's Digital Pencil - I've used the set Tini and Egli, and also Frode from the Frode and Hedda set.  

I also love this new frame set from Marianne Designs this month - love the distressed edging and you get a lot to mix and match especially combining with their other slimline dies.  (Details below of what I have used).

Marianne Products Used

Distressed Slimline Die set - CR1569
Holly and Berry Leaves Dies - LR0669/CR1343
Happy Holidays Sentiment set - CS1009

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are Di's Digi Stamps and they're offering the lucky winner of our challenge a $6 stamp of choice!

Hope you can find some time to come along and play with us this week.


Friday, 1 October 2021

Hold on to your Hats!

I wasn't going to make any Halloween cards this year as I
don't tend to use them but I was fiddling around with a new pyramid die from Marianne Designs and came up with this!  I was really working out how to use the frame and I'm not sure that this is the right way but it's very versatile!  I've used it like a triangular stand but you can use it to make stars, for decorative cards, all sorts.  I've then added a whole load of leaves, trees and other Marianne die cuts - full list below.

The image is Hold On To Your Hats from Mo's Digital Pencil - a real favourite of mine

Marianne Products Used

Pyramid Frame Die - LR0732 - NEW!
Pumpkin Die - COL1501 - NEW!
Log Stump - LR0630
Log Die - LR0680
Broom - CR1541
Toadstools -LR0623
Cat - LR0591
Fern Leaves - LR0403
Leaves/Oak Leaves - LR0621/LR0375

Happy October everyone!  


Saturday, 25 September 2021

Apple Harvest

This is the Harvest Fairy Apple from Mo's Digital Pencil - it's about eight years since I last coloured this image!

The papers are a mix of Marianne and Recollections, and of course a few other Marianne products, listed below.

Marianne Products Used

Papers - Canadian Fall - PK9138
Square Frame - LR0647
Apple Sack - CR1487
Leaves - LR0621

Have a great weekend.


Thursday, 23 September 2021

Marianne Designs Mixed Media Sunflowers

Sharing a mixed media style card  I made for my slot on the Marianne Blog here this month.  I've used  this wonderful new mixed media Sunflower stamp and their new small rectangle frame set - fab!!

I've listed all the products used below and you can also find a walk -through on the Marianne site.

Marianne Products Used

Sunflower Stamp – MM1648 - NEW!
Small Rectangular Frame Die – CR1563- NEW!
Large Rectangular Frame Die – CR1537
Henriette’s Background Stencil – PS8104 - NEW!
Tiny’s Leaf Grain Stencil – PS8041
Blossom Stamp and Die Set – TC0881
Sentiment – Hello Fall stamp set – MM1630
Tag – Banner Die Set – CS1058

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Passion for Markers Wings and/or Leaves

Morning folks- I'm not sure where the weeks are going at the moment- it seems to me that when the 'Bers arrive (as my nieces call these last few months of the year) the rest of the year flies by!  So another Christmas card seems the order of the day.
My card is for our Wings and/or Leaves challenge at Passion for Markers  and I've used this gorgeous image,  Winter Robin, from our sponsors Sheepski Designs,
I've coloured him with a mix of Promarkers and Copics including the background sky!  I was going to use a whole host of frames and layers but when I layered up all my elements I thought he just looked best against the papers and framed simply by the delicate frame from the set below.

Marianne Products Used

Circular Frame Die- LR0627
Holly and Berries - CR1343
Papers - Brocante Christmas - PK9171

I then added some glossy accents to the berries on the branch and to the die cut versions. Oh and some Shabby White Frantage embossing powder for the snow!

As I mentioned, we're being sponsored by Sheepski Designs and they are offering three gorgeous digi images to the lucky winner of our challenge!

You can check out the fabulous makes of my teamies here.


Friday, 17 September 2021

Christmas Gingerbread anyone?

I've got another card to add to my Christmas box today -using  Kayla with Gingerbread from Mo's Digital Pencil. Looks like she's loving her Gingerbread biscuit!

I've coloured her with Copics and added a few Marianne bits and pieces, details below.

Marianne Products Used

Frame Die set - LR0692
Tag - Banner Set - CS1058
Sentiment - Happy Holidays - CS1009
Hat Die - LR0440
Scarf Die - LR0439

I don't think I'll be eating any gingerbread biscuits anytime soon - suffering a bit with toothache and worried I might have an abscess so need to get it checked out soon!!

Have a great weekend.


Friday, 10 September 2021

Retiring images Challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog!

My card today is all about older images at Mo's Digital Pencil where a number of images are being retired.  This is also the theme of the challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil Too - to use a retiring image.

I've used Bedtime Story to make a card for my sister who has just become a Granny for the second time around - this is her with her two grandchildren having Granny cuddles!

There are a few Marianne products here too, including the delightful little footprint die cuts which come with the cutest little hands in a stamp and die combo set - details below:

Marianne Products Used

Ornate Oval Frame - LR0670
Stitched Oval Frame - CR1467
Hand/Foot Die and Stamp set -CS1085
Hearts Die Flourish - CR1555

Check out all the retiring images here - grab them before they disappear!  Or, just check out some of your older images that you've already purchased and show them some love.  You can then come and join in our challenge here!!

Hugs all round!

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Autumn Colours at Passion for Promarkers

Hi there - well only I could choose a theme of Autumn Colours when we're right in the middle of an Indian Summer here in the UK.  Not complaining though, it's lovely- and I'm having a sneaky break to see my Dad and my sister and a new great-niece!  Had a good old cuddle today with little Ava!

As mentioned, it's my turn to choose the theme at Passion for Markers and I've gone with Autumn Colours which goes rather well with this sponsor image, Gabrielle from JMC designs.

I rotated the image before printing so I could get her peeking round the  frame.  I even managed to create a passable cloud background but was so delicate that it barely shows in the photos!
The animal print papers are DCWV and the daisy die is from that Wildflower set from Marianne again - CR1529.
The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp book-themed set.

Our sponsors are offering the lucky winner a digital collection of their choice so hope you can find some time to come and join in the challenge this week - I shall look forward to visiting!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 4 September 2021

Daisy Daisy

Morning - this little beauty is Daisy Daisy one of the newer images from Mo's Digital Pencil. Check out her little pocket piggy!

I've used a number of different frame dies to layer her up and then added some matching floral dies to finish off.  One is from a Tim Holtz set and one is a Marianne die from their Wildflower set CR1529

I've used a number of different frame dies to layer her up and then added some matching floral dies to finish off.  One is from a Tim Holtz set and one is a Marianne die from their Wildflower set CR1529

Happy Weekend everyone!

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Fantasy/Magical Theme for Passion for Markers

Hello folks - yep another Christmas card!  It's new challenge day at Passion for Markers with a theme of Fantasy/Magical.  Well I think this fits the brief - gnomes are fantasy and Rudolph as Christmas is just magical!!  
I've used a sponsor image - Rudolph's Little Helper from Sheepski Designs - fabbie and I do love colouring a gnome hat!

The striped paper is from Stampin Up and most of the rest is Marianne products, list below.

Stitched Rectangle Die set - CR1390
Poinsettia Die- LR0121
Sentiment - Happy Holidays - CS1009

Don't forget to hop on over to the challenge blog here to take a peek at the rest of the makes by the DT.
Sheepski are offering the lucky winner of the challenge, 3 digi stamps of their choice so come and join in the challenge!


Friday, 20 August 2021

New Baby Card

A new born baby boy card from me today - image is called Welcome Wee One, funnily enough and comes with the sentiment- which I managed to print with the image this time- brownie points for me!!
The papers are by Stampin Up  and the die cuts are Marianne Design, details below.

Marianne Products
Foot Prints  New Born Stamp and Die Set - CS1085 -NEW!
Lacy Circle Die - CR1239
Enamel Dots

I'm off to work now - Holly's shop!!  


Thursday, 19 August 2021

Autumnal birthday card

Morning folks - jumping on here quickly before starting on the garden today!    This is my latest Marianne card for this month on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.  I've used their new and very fabulous tree stencil which comes with two different types of tree outline - I used the fir tree version on a previous make for a Christmas background.  

I've then stamped, die-cut and coloured the toadstools, leaves and acorns for the detail at the bottom of the card.  Full list of  Marianne products below.

Tree Stencil – PS8100 - NEW!
Toadstool Stamp and Die set – TC0886 - NEW!
Leaves Stamp and Die set – TC0885 - NEW!
Autumn Stamp Set – MM1630
Cheers Sentiment Stamp set – S1059
Script Stamp - MM1627


Have a  fabulous day.